Much Awaited Signature Bridge Delhi Officially opens to public!

The wait is over!

 

The much awaited bridge of this year, The Signature Bridge has been officially opened to public on November 4, 2018.

 

Now you can finally save travel time between north and north-east Delhi!

Signature Bridge Inauguration

 

Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal along with Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia jointly inaugurated the bridge. Signature Bridge has been delayed so many times in the past and now that it has been officially open the public is going nuts over it!

 

Proposed in 2004, its first deadline was after Commonwealth Games of 2010. Unfortunately, environment clearance, lack of funds and also, non-payment of dues restricted the construction of this bridge.

 

But as they say, ‘Better late than never’,  Delhi Government released Rs 100 crore for the construction and set the new deadline for March 2018.

 

Moreover, it is the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in the country, 675-metre long and 35.2 metre wide.

Anyways, here is all you need to know about the Signature Bridge.

 

The route

 

Get excited people! Now you can save your travel time by 30 minutes if you are traveling to Ghaziabad and Bhopura border from Wazirabad, Timarpur, Mukherjee Nagar and Baurar via Signature Bridge.

Also, it will connect Outer Ring Road on western bank with Wazirabad Road on the eastern bank of the Yamuna.

 

Earlier, Wazirabad Bridge was the only road connecting all the above places. Also, it was a time consuming and congested bridge.

 

However, Signature Bridge has reduced the timings as well as now people do not have to stuck in traffic and ruin their health with pollution.

 

The Escalated Cost of Signature Bridge

 

A while back, Delhi High Court frowned upon Public Works Department (PWD) and the Delhi Tourism Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) for raising the amount to be paid for the construction of the Signature Bridge. Moreover, they gave them the last chance to work with it without a fail.

 

Due to inconsistent construction of the bridge, the cost had increased several times. Initially, the estimated cost was Rs 887 crores which then increased to Rs 1,131 in 2013 and finally the project completed around Rs 1,575 crores.

 

Tourism around the Bridge

 

Since Signature Bridge’s opening people are going crazy taking selfies and doing dangerous stunts.

So, the government is thinking to develop tourism and business around the Signature Bridge.

“I am that person who dropped her B.Tech (really!) and chose to travel, specifically travel blogging. I’m Manmeet Kaur, a crazy, fun loving and adventurous person from Delhi. I knew I had an interest in writing since I was in school. I didn’t want to be an engineer, doctor or I would say a teacher. My plans were different. I wanted to travel which I guess no one,  specially girl had chosen to do in my family for a living. And like other human beings on this planet I have big dreams too. But my ultimate dream is to travel the world and share my experiences through writing and blogging.” 🙂

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